Much of the success of the Carnegie Art Museum is due to the generous support of volunteers. We encourage you to share your valuable time and skills with us through a variety of rewarding opportunities. You will meet new people, develop new skills, and support the arts. For many of our volunteer positions, you will work individually with members of a small but dedicated staff. We hope that you enjoy exploring some of the different ways that you can give back to the Arts and the Community by helping the CAM share the wonders of art. Volunteers are important ambassadors for the Museum to share art experiences with the public.
CAM Studio Gallery Volunteers
Assist staff in operating the new CAM Studio Gallery adjacent to the Museum at 329 N. Fifth Street. Responsibilities include greeting and monitoring visitors, sharing background information on the art on exhibit, and introducing visitors to Studio Guest Artists.
Days/Times needed: Thursdays- afternoon
Saturdays- noon-1:30 or 1-3 pm
Two responsible and dedicated adult volunteers (ages 21 and up) needed to lead Museum’s guided tours. Docents interpret and facilitate learning by helping audiences of all ages understand and enjoy our changing quarterly exhibitions as well as the permanent collection. A minimum of 4-6 hours a week is appreciated. Must be available for and successfully complete a training program.
Art Workshop Assistant
Two responsible and dependable volunteers needed to assist the artist during the school tour workshops. This position is recommended for volunteers who enjoy working with young children.
A minimum of 4-6 hours a week appreciated. Volunteers will be scheduled for an orientation prior to commencing duties.
Working closely with staff, help with de-installation and installation of exhibits. Includes art packing and unwrapping, condition reporting and other preparation. Collections projects include helping staff with cataloging, storage, and framing of art. Requires ability to lift 25 lbs and prior work with art objects. A minimum of 4hrs per week, Tuesday/Thursday preferred.
Special Events Volunteers
We are looking for two outgoing responsible and dependable volunteers (ages 21 and up) who perhaps cannot commit to a weekly basis, but would still like to make a difference in the community. Create cool ways for guests to meet fellow attendees and to encourage museum membership. Minimum time commitment is 2-4 hours per event. The volunteers will help a staff member set-up and clean-up the table display, interact with the public, and hand-out promotional materials. This position requires weekend availability, some standing, and being outdoors or indoors depending on the event.